Self-mutilation behaviours in individuals with normal intelligence are mostly habitual, but can sometimes be associated with emotional disturbances. A 6-year-old boy presented with pain in the gums of his upper back teeth. He was diagnosed with habitual gingival stripping secondary to irritation from chronic food impaction. Timely diagnosis and prompt intervention resulted in a favourable treatment outcome.
|Number of pages||4|
|Publication status||Published - 03-2022|
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